Conservation & Sustainable Development

MacArthur's conservation grantmaking aims to preserve ecosystems and species and to promote development that respects the environment. Read our strategy

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"Mercury Rising"

From Living Bird
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"Ecosystems and Us: A New Conservation Science Ties it All Together"

Boston University College of Arts and Sciences Magazine Read More
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Field Museum Helps Women Earn Living in Amazon Region

Income generated from the project promotes the community's objective to deepen cultural values and manage natural resources sustainably in the face of threats to their livelihood and ecosystems of the region. Read More
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Report Identifies Models, Gaps in How Communities Adapt to Climate Change

The ways in which society is responding to climate change in the planning and management of cities, agriculture, and natural resources are examined in The State of Adaptation in the United States. Read More

"International Rivers Gets a MacArthur Prize"

From the San Francisco Chronicle
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Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofán (COFAN)

Preserving natural resources and the future of an indigenous people

Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofán (Foundation for the Survival of the Cofán People) is an indigenous support organization that focuses on ...

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International Rivers

In Asia, Africa, and Latin America, International Rivers protects rivers and human rights threatened by some of the world's most potentially destructive dam projects. Watch
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Strategic Communications Initiative Aims to Build Support for Climate Solutions in US

MomentUs is designed to build a game-changing increase in personal and institutional support for climate change solutions. Read More
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Ten Principles Can Guide Business and Biodiversity Offsets

A set of ten fundamental principles can help companies, governments and civil society preserve biodiversity, according to an updated report by Forest Trends, a MacArthur grantee. Read More
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MacArthur Announces Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants in the Tropical Andes

MacArthur announced 15 grants totaling more than $4.2 million in support of conservation and sustainable development in the southern Tropical Andes. Read More

Staff

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
Portrait of Jorgen Thomsen

Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
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Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
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Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Asia
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Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
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John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
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Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator
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Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer